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Ground Broken for Meridian Idaho Temple

Officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Meridian, Idaho, on Saturday, 23 August 2014, to break ground for a new temple.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at the ceremony. He was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department. Several community and civic leaders also attended, with Meridian Mayor Tammy deWeerd, Eagle Mayor James Reynolds and Ada County Commissioner Dave Case joining Elder Bednar to turn the first shovels of dirt on the project.

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